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Updated: Six injured in Highway 12 head-on crash

Six people, including three children, were injured in a head-on crash just after 7 p.m. Monday in Litchfield. According to the State Patrol, Jerry J. Block, Kelly S. Block, and children Evan, 9, Nora, 7, and Brenna Block, 5, all of Cosmos, were i...

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Six people, including three children, were injured in a head-on crash just after 7 p.m. Monday in Litchfield.

According to the State Patrol, Jerry J. Block, Kelly S. Block, and children Evan, 9, Nora, 7, and Brenna Block, 5, all of Cosmos, were injured in the crash on U.S. Highway 12 in Litchfield. A sixth person, 18-year-old Marilyn M. Cairl, of Cosmos, was not initially listed as injured by the Patrol, but was later transported to Centra Care Health in St. Cloud where she is listed in good condition.

The five had been riding in a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe west on Highway 12, driven by Jerry Block.

At the same time, a 1990 Lexus LS400, driven by 18-year-old Marilyn M. Cairl, of Cosmos, was traveling eastbound on Highway 12.

Cairl attempted to turn left onto Frontage Road in Litchfield, but turned in front of the Tahoe, colliding with it.

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Cairl was not initially listed as injured by the State Patrol. However, she was later transported to the St. Cloud Hospital, where she is listed in good condition.

All five Blocks were transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the Patrol said.  They were assisted on the scene by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Litchfield Police and Fire Departments and Gold Cross Ambulance.

 

 

 

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